I had previously mentioned that Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 would be coming this year – and it’s here! I’m pleased to announce the availability of Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 which is ready to download.
We’re delighted to continually add value to Exchange as part of our ongoing release rhythm and the enhancements in this Service Park are largely due to your feedback. SP2 includes much anticipated features such as the Hybrid Configuration Wizard, Address Book Policies, Outlook Web App Mini and Cross-Site Silent Redirection for Outlook Web App as well as customer requested fixes and rollups released prior to Service Pack 2.
As we did with SP1, Service Pack 2 is a fully slipstreamed version of Exchange with 13 server languages and 66 client languages (including English) available in a single package. There is no separate download for client and server languages; you’ll only need to download and install separate language packs if you have Unified Messaging.
Please check out the features in more detail or download SP2 and try them out yourself.
I had also announced that we would support the on-premises configuration of Exchange in a multi-tenant environment. In order to receive support, we’ll publish a follow-up blog shortly that will outline some scenarios and point to our detailed guidance. Please stay tuned.
Thanks again to our TAP participants and you, our customers for all of the great feedback that you provide us!
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- Active Directory Schema: As mentioned in Announcing Exchange 2010 SP2, an Active Directory schema update is required to install SP2. For details, see Prepare Active Directory and Domains and Exchange Server Changes to the Active Directory Schema, which documents schema changes from Exchange 2003 through Exchange 2010 SP2.
12/6/2011: Release Notes updated to include above info about schema change.
- Exchange 2010 SP2 Unified Messaging Language Packs: You can download the SP2 UM Language Packs here.
- For list of issues fixed in Exchange 2010 SP2, see Issues That Are Fixed in Exchange 2010 SP2. SP2 includes Exchange 2010 SP1 Update Rollups 1-6.
- 12/8/2011: In addition to SP1 Rollups 1-6, SP2 also includes fix for the view change notification issue in KB 2579172.